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CBS
Mar 16, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. as a backup plan, officials are checking to see if a drill can be used to dump water on the reactors. the u.s. is now telling american citizens living within 50 miles of the power plant to evacuate. radiation levels have risen in nearby towns and very slight increases have been detected as far away as tokyo. officials say it's not enough to be dangerous but many are avoiding the city. >> reporter: the security council held a moment of silence for japan. >> the u.s. is helping to coordinate relief effort. sending in aid and rescue efforts from around the world. >> reporter: brittish and rescue crews are searching for survivors. >> the train of access underneath. obviously, as you can see, very, very difficult conditions. >> crews continue to recover bodies from the wreckage. many times, family members are there. to mourn their loved ones. randall pinkston, wjz eyewitness news. >> another nuclear crisis, as local experts are preparing for the worst. if a disaster hit the east coast. the situation in japan could play out here in maryland. wjz live, mike hellgren spoke out with the state's top le
CBS
Mar 7, 2011 6:00pm EST
snatchers preying on people at a couple of rest stops here in maryland. mike hellgren is there and shows us how the women allegedly pulled off the scam and how officers caught them. >> reporter: kai, it's much bigger than just maryland. that's what police are telling us tonight. this is quite an elaborate scheme, involving spotters and people inside the stalls. police pored over hundreds of hours of video before making the arrest. >> reporter: these are the bathroom bandits. they're a ring of scammers who preyed on the women as they used the bathroom. stealing their purses and using credit cards to buy thousands in merchandise. furs, shoes, big-screen tvs, computers. >> you come in and stop at a rest area, it's a public area you think it is safe. >> police say lookouts would spot easy targets outside and call their partners inside. >> these individuals were simply wearing street clothes, but they pretended to be an employee. and people believed them. then once the potential victim was inside the stall, they would knock on that stall door, create a diversion of some stipe -- type. and while
CBS
Mar 28, 2011 6:00pm EDT
goal is to help protect civilians. >> reporter: the u.s. is set to hand over leadership of the -week-old operation to nato in a matter of days. still, critics are questioning the nation's involvement and want to know how long the u.s. will stay. president obama is expected to make his case in his address to the nation tonight. >> our involvement there is going to be limited. both in time and in scope. >> reporter: lawmakers have been calling on the president to clarify his position. >> it's fair to ask, what is the role of our military and military alliance in providing support to an opposition that we are only now beginning to understand. >>> the white house is working to make a clear distinction between the military mission and an ongoing political effort that might persuade gadhafi to step down. at the white house daniel nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >>> you can watch the president address the nation right here on wjz. it is scheduled to get under way at 7:30 tonight. >>> the u.s. and the rest of the world continue to watch the ongoing nuclear crisis in japan. workers at the fu
CBS
Mar 22, 2011 6:00pm EDT
or merely a witness, as the lieutenant tells us, they are still investigating, still collecting evidence at the scene. and they did find a knife at the scene. but they're still investigating to see if that is involved with this case. reporting live in baltimore county, kelly mcpherson, wjz eyewitness news. >> okay, kelly. thank you. >>> now to the disaster in japan. the eyes of the world remain on that nuclear plant, crippled by the earthquake and tsunami. wjz is live with complete coverage. mike hellgren has more on concerns at a nearby plant that has a similar design as the japanese plant. but first, mary has the latest on the crisis. >> there is finally good news. signs engineers are starting to stablize the situation there. engineers have took hooked autopsy reactors at all six. but it could be days or weeks before all of the repair work is finished. and the all-important systems are restarted. still, radiation levels remain high around the plant, which has been evacuated. >>> and the first american death in the earthquake and tsunami has been confirmed tonight. the body of 24-year-o
CBS
Mar 3, 2011 6:00pm EST
you talk to us, please? >> the showdown between the players union has been in effect for three years. with no new deal agreed to, the owners promised to lock out the players. >> we knew this was going to happen. guys are able to save money up. veteran guys who played seven, eight, nine years. they've already had their nest put up. and younger guys were able to save. >> players get about 60%. players have said they're willing to take less salary. the question is how much? in addition to shared revenues, the owners want to limit rookie salaries. and the league wants to extand its regular season from 15 to 18 games. and one prominent fan shared his. >> it's making $9 billion a year. they can figure out how to divide it up in a sensible way. and be true to their fans. >>> what's the effect of a lockout in march when there are no meaningful games in september? there can bene agents. players are banned from workouts at facilities. and they are barred from contact during the off-season months that are critical in game-building plans. >> the owners and players are yet to emerge from the plan
CBS
Mar 29, 2011 6:00pm EDT
. >> beautiful, bright star on the sky smiling down on us every night. >> reporter: already interviewed by fbi profilers. they are hoping the information will help them with other cases involving pedophiles. wjz(eyewitness news), vic? >> thank you. under the structure of the deal, legs will have limited appeal options. >>> mayhem, gun fire outside a popular mall startles customers, and tonight a robbery victim is in the hospital. more on what happened. >> reporter: police say this appears to be some sort of drug deal gone wrong, one going down at lunchtime in the middle of a busy section of the parking lot. just shy of 1:00 tuesday afternoon, police are called to investigate a shooting in glen bernie. >> we heard a real faint pop sounding and people going frantic. >> seen a couple people running, one black guy holding his head down like that. i was like oh, man. something just happened bad. >> reporter: shoppers heard gun fire from inside the scene, which is a packed parking lot between a popular department store and restaurant. >> it looks like there was an altercation in the parking lot that
CBS
Mar 21, 2011 6:00pm EDT
to change after they asked her how the victim's blood ended up in her car. detectives say norwood even used a pair of men's sized 14 shoes in the store to make footprints. when detectives asked if norbood started the fight, norwood said "yes" but would not say any more. jayna's family sathankful. >> the main message i would send is that we believe very, very strongly in the u.s. justice system. and we are going to let the justice system prevail. >> reporter: prosecutor says that when detectives told the suspect's family members what she was accused of, she asked to speak to her family. she told them, i don't want to disappoint you. i'm sorry. in rockville, derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> now, murray was a part-time grad student at johns hopkins. norwood is due back in court next month. bloodshed in baltimore. string of violent crimes. a 24-year-old man was stabbed to death at a gas station on edmondson avenue. three people were shot. one of those people were also died. since friday night, more than a dozen people were shot or stabbed in baltimore. >>> a 4-year-old is stabbed. wjz is
CBS
Mar 14, 2011 6:00pm EDT
area and the u.s. navy moved warships further offshore to avoid radiation exposure. the quake generated a tsunami. rescuers continue to search. entire neighborhoods have been wiped out. in one area a ship ended up on top of a building. homeowners aren't sure where to begin. >> i don't have money. broken. >> reporter: the united nations is helping to coordinate disaster relief. millions are without food and water and aid workers are having trouble getting through. >> reporter: planes were headed for the japanese mainland. makeshift shelters are jammed. people have top stand in line for water. in many towns with grocery stores, the shelves are timing -- are emptying out. many cities are without electricity because the reactors are off line which means millions will have to spend another night in the cold. >> the us sent nuclear experts. insurance companies said this could be the second worst disaster behind hurricane katrina. >>> our complete coverage continues with mike hellgren. he spent the day at three mile island in pennsylvania with steps being take ton keep all of us safe. >> repor
CBS
Mar 23, 2011 6:00pm EDT
, through the pittsburgh area, all the way down into kentucky. that will get to us later tonight. and we have had some reports of hail and very gusty winds. because of the activity moving across the mountains, if it holds together, we do have a severe thunderstorm watch in effect for carroll, howard, montgomery, and all areas west of us, until 11:00 tonight. not in effect for the baltimore area, as you can see. that may change later tonight. but some of these storms are moving in across washington and frederick, seem to be weakening. because we have this cool, damp, ocean air, which helps to break down this air mass. once all of this activity passes us, we have chilly temps headed our way. tim williams in the outback with a look at what we have tomorrow and through the end of the week as well. >> as the front moves on through here, we're going to see cooler air settle in, as bob just mentioned. let's take a look and give you an idea of how this all plays out. this low, pulling in the warm air on the front side of this. the back edge has temperatures that are bringing snow to the northern
CBS
Mar 15, 2011 6:00pm EDT
on u.s. and japanese troops to help with the growing crisis at the nuclear plant. a third explosion and fire at the complex sent dangerous levels of radiation into the air. japan's prime minister is urging calm. but ordered 140,000 people living near the plant to seal themselves indoors. >> it's very traumatic. and the main thing is we don't know what to do. >> reporter: plant officials may ask military helicopters to helicopters to spray water on a fuel storage pond. so the rods inside don't release radiation. >> reporter: some have already been exposed to low levels of radiation. about 70,000 people within 12 miles of the plant have been evacuated. others outside that zone are also leaving. >> everyone is scared for their child's sake. and just trying to get their kids out first. >>> the head of the nuclear watchdog agency called the developments worrying. and said he's sending a team of experts to help. >> reporter: another powerful aftershock rocked japan as night fell. the scale of the destruction is already testing the country's limits. in the northeast, some 450,000 people ar
CBS
Mar 24, 2011 6:00pm EDT
you have to use more manpower for more important issues like that. >> i can't stress over that. what's going to happen is going to happen. if you stress about it, it's just going to eat you up. >> reporter: this afternoon, that controller who was said to have a good record was suspended by the faa. reporting live, mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. >> a study is under way to determine if any other airports need additional controllers. >>> for the second day in a row, a maryland police officer has been charged with sexual abuse involving a teenager. investigators say frederick county sheriff's deputy, sam bowman, had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl. it allegedly happened when he drove her home from walkersville high school earlier this month. the 46-year-old is charged with child sex abuse and a fourth- degree sex offense. and the city police officer finds himself on the wrong side of the law tonight. new information about the sex abuse allegations leveled against him. wjz stays on the story. mike hellgren is live in edgewood, where the officer lives with details from the chargin
CBS
Mar 31, 2011 6:00pm EDT
, 43. it is a little cooler, upper 30s to low 40s to the west of us. and it's the mountain areas to the hills and north and west. may see just a bit of snow early tomorrow morning. notice, tim has a look -- now, tim has a look at where the real snow will fall during the day tomorrow. >> that is definitely going to be to the northeast. it's funny that the storms down in the south are really connected to the ones that are moving right along the coastline and up into the northeast. as bob just showed you, temperatures dictate exactly what everyone is getting. and we are fortunately on the line, where the temperatures stay cool and we're getting these evening and overnight hours, where we get the light snow showers, mixed in with the rain. that's as those storms are moving from one level of temperatures to the other. the warm to the cold. we will see warm air building in the southwest. and all it's going to take is the jet stream to move up to the north, just far enough so that warm air is allowed to make it as far as the mid- atlantic. then we'll only be dealing with rain event, no
CBS
Mar 2, 2011 6:00pm EST
tonight. some of your thoughts on this controversial case. >>> surprise attack on u.s. forces. two american soldiers are killed. two others wounded. after a gunman opens fire on a bus in germany. a close u.s. ally. randall pinkston reports with wjz with more on the tragedy. >>> the shooter opened fire, at the bus carrying u.s. air force personnel, set outside a terminal in frank 40, germany, killing the driver and a passenger. two other u.s. airmen were seriously wounded. president obama is promising to get to the bottom of the attack. >> we will spare no effort in learning how this outrageous act took place. and in working german authorities to ensure that all of the perpetrators are brought to justice. >> reporter: after firing his weapon, the gunman who was a kosovo citizen ran into a terminal, where authorities tackled him. he is now in police custody. investigators are looking into whether the shooter had any ties to terror groups. the airport is near ramstein air force base. the headquarters of the u.s. air force base in europe. the victims were part of an air force security
CBS
Mar 4, 2011 6:00pm EST
. >> to will -- tell us we are not allowed to amend something if we earnestly believe we should be able to is wrong. and to tell us we have to vote a certain way is wrong. >> i mean, this was a cockamamy title to begin with, talking about religion as your leadoff quote. and the senate eliminated that. and i thought, that's great. they did half the work. >> reporter: opponents say calling it civil union would mislead folks. they say it sounds more like a contract than what it actually does, is changes the definition of marriage as being between two people, not between one man and one woman. >> reporter: same-sex marriage passes the committee, 12-10. and delegate luke clippinger, an openly gay member of the committee. >> i'm so happy that we'll be able to get this to the floor. >> reporter: and the full house gets revved up for that debate here next week. reporting live in annapolis, i'm pat warren. back to you on television hill. >> wjz will continue to follow the bill. we'll let you know when the full house votes on it. >>> just seven more days. nfl players and owners agree to extend the talks. ton
CBS
Mar 9, 2011 6:00pm EST
to stay with us through tomorrow. and again, we'll see flooding conditions, potentially up to 4 inches of rain. with this system. and an already saturated atmosphere. bernadette will have more on this. and we'll have the complete first warning forecast coming up. back inside. >>> people on the susquestion an whatta river -- susquehanna river are preparing for more. >> reporter: folks in this area are bracing for that storm after emergency management officials all over the state are warning about the flooding potential. >> in the town of port deposit, sitting on the susquehanna, heavy rains always raised concern, in an area where frequent floodwaters routinely caused street closures. county officials keep an eye on the forecast. >> you look at barricading any streets that need t. look at cleaning all of your storm drains. our town maintenance has been on it, as well as state highway administration. >> reporter: their real risk comes when waters on the susquehanna rises. forcing operators of the conowingo dam to open more floodgates. it's not local rains, but snow rains up the watershed
CBS
Mar 1, 2011 6:00pm EST
imposed, not just on truckers but all of us that pay at the pump. gotta do something about the problem. >> reporter: if passed, this new tax would take effect in july. and backers want it dedicated solely to transportation. denise, back to you on tv hill. >> thank you very much, mike. and also in annapolis tonight, the future of same-sex marriage in maryland. pat warren explains why. pat? >> that's right. when the committee convenes for a vote, two delegates were missing. >> after hours of testimony. they were expected to vote on same-sex marriage today. but two delegates, baltimore's joe carter and tiffany allston refused to vote without assurances that school funding would be short. they would agree. >> looks like you're holding the bill hostage. >> looks like they're taking the vote. they could take the vote with or without me. and they could take is up or down. but again -- i am for the bill, fundamentally. i just don't think it is the only bill. i don't think it's the only issue on the table. and i don't think it is necessary or the most important. >> reporter: house speaker mike
CBS
Mar 8, 2011 6:00pm EST
continues. the latest on his bizarre behavior. >>> the use of speed caverns is expanding in maryland. i'll tell you which county now plans to add them. that's coming up next. >>> orioles in sarasota there is no disputing the birds appear to be better. are they good enough to contend in the american league east? we'll hear from the team when "wjz eyewitness news at 6:00" continues. >>> soaking rain moving this way. stick around for the forecast. that's coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> to ensure safety they want speed cameras near the school. >> it is school buses, 18- wheelers and parents dropping and picking children up. enough is enough. we can not wait for a child to get hit to say we need the cameras. >> reporter: after a year of consideration the commissioner wants to introduce speed cameras in howard county. it is for safety near schools and not a money grab. >> every single dollar generated will go back into traffic safety. >> reporter: howard county police did a speeding survey in front of all 100 county schools. they found drivers were exceeding the limited in 66% of the cases.
CBS
Mar 17, 2011 6:00pm EDT
's office into how he may have been using his county-paid security detail. wjz is live. derec valcourt breaks down the- - derek valcourt breaks down the controversy. >> reporter: they routinely provide security for the county executive, even driving him places. but at issue here, did he ask them to do personal errands or errands on behalf of his campaign is this. >> reporter: anne arundel county executive john leopold, slapped with a subpoena thursday night. sources say the state prosecutor is looking into whether leopold ordered the county police officers, assigned to his security detail, to pick up a $4,000 check to his campaign from the firefighters polit political action campaign. a spokesman said he'd be in budget meetings all day. wednesday, leopold admitted to wbal radio, he did ask an officer to run an errand last year. >> during my campaign, i was in excruciating pain because of two back surgeries. i could not physically drive an automobile. and this one check, unfortunately, was not picked up by me personally, as it should be. >> this man, john singleton said he is trying to
CBS
Mar 25, 2011 6:00pm EDT
traffic controllers association tells us, there are 30 towers nationwide, with one overnight shift worker. bwi has two overnight controllers in its tower. vic? >> okay, mary. thank you. >>> it had been two weeks since an earthquake and tsunami battered japan. thousands are still homeless. but as manuel galeg us reports for -- gallegus reports, the entire nation is on edge as the nuclear crisis escalates. >> reporter: japan's nuclear disaster appears to be getting worse. highly radioactive water is believed to be leaking at the fukushima daichi plant. japanese officials say a reactor core may have been breached, which might allow larger levels of raidication -- radiation to escape than in the past two weeks. this latest problem was discovered when two workers were burned when water levels contained levels 2,000 times higher than previously detected. the prime minister calls the situation grave and dangerous. >> here at the united nations, the secretary general met with some of the world's top nuclear, health, agricultural and weather experts to try to help get an assessment of japan. >> re
CBS
Mar 10, 2011 6:00pm EST
coming in. about 1 1/2 toward la plata. these are coming in quickly. too fast for us to be able to keep track of them as quickly as the rain is coming down. >> there's a lot of rain, tim. thank you. our first warning weather coverage continues now with mike hellgren. he is live in north baltimore. and the problems the rain is causing. mike, what does it look like in neur your-- in your area right now. >> it's a good thing it has stopped, but the danger is not over. you can see the water in the street. there is water coming from the jones falls into the roadway and flooding the roadway. and the jones falls itself is still raging right now. the water is moving very fast. you can see it here behind me. it has continually been above about 9 feet throughout the afternoon. and we're not out of the woods here just yet. >> reporter: the governor has now declared a state of emergency. activating the national guard. getting anywhere tonight. will be treacherous. >> can barely see the car in front of you. can barely see where you're going. sliding all over the place. it definitely is a nightmare o
CBS
Mar 18, 2011 6:00pm EDT
's right. putting taxpayer-funded services to private use. that's the question at the center of an investigation the state prosecutor's office is still keeping under wraps. >> reporter: anne arundel county executive john leopold's security detail has been subpoenaed. the sun reports a source close to the investigation saying three officers, two full-time and one part-time have been called to testify. on wednesday, the state prosecutor's office subpoenaed leopold's schedule. sources tell wjz, the investigation involves running errands for leopold's election campaign. the county executive admitted to one incident in an interview with wbal radio this week. >> during my campaign year, i was in excruciating pain from two back operations and could not physically drive an automobile. as i say, i had over 1,000 campaign donations. and this one check, unfortunately, was not picked up by me personally, as it should be. >> reporter: leopold has declined to be interviewed. but county councilman john grasso said today he thinks the charges are overblown. >> assuming this is correct, i rea
CBS
Mar 30, 2011 6:00pm EDT
- profile attorney. he is being investigated for allegedly using his personal police detail to work on his re- election campaign. bruce marcus has been retained. marcus is the council for the maryland democratic state central committee. he represented the jockey club most recently in a battle over slots at arundel mills mall last year. >> leopold has not been charged. >>> leaving on a high note. after two decades and making maryland's school system one of the best in the country, nancy grasmick says she's had enough. wjz is live. kelly mcpherson with more on why grasmick is retiring in june. >> grasmick's last day will be june 30th. and she tells the media that this is a personal decision to step down after nearly 20 years. >> reporter: dr. nancy grasmick has risen through the ranks of maryland public schools and then served as the state's education superintendent, for nearly 20 years. >> that is a very long time. and i suspect in this country, it will not be replicated. but i think at a certain point, one has to make personal decisions because this job is tremendously demanding. >> report
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